I am not much of a cook. But I love recipe books. So now I can cook and make a decent food for my family six days a week. But still that doesn't make me much of a cook. But you know what?.....I am slowly falling in love with cooking. Before - and when I say before, i meant a year ago - cooking gives me so much stress. And that's when i stopped thinking about what to cook for the next meal and then the next day and just rely solely on local cookbooks. I just close my eyes, flip the page randomly six times and BAM, they are gonna be our food for the next six days. I make a list of all the ingredients and run to the grocery store. Basically that's the story of our family meal. Simple and easy. Thanks to cookbooks.
I love you cookbooks, because you make me look like a good wife and mama...
Gotta admit, making dinner sounds the last thing i wanna do especially when am exhausted but watching my family eat whatever I made that night does something to my heart. But this spicy paella rice didn't get to Yllac's mouth. But according to Jayson - my one and only food critique, it is very good.
So, a few days ago I made a Spicy Paella Fried Rice. And here's the recipe:
1 and 1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup sliced onions
1 teaspoon paprika
1 piece chorizo, sliced (i don't have chorizo so i used tuna from a can)
1 bundle of asparagus (i don't have asparagus so I used baby corn)
1/2 medium head cauliflower, sliced
1 medium head broccoli, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
4 cups cooked rice
1. Saute garlic in olive oil. Add sliced onions and cook until translucent.
2. Mix in paprika and cook until aromatic. Add slices of chorizo, continue cooking until fat is rendered.
3. Mix in cooked rice and toss well until coated with paprika mixture. (paprika is very spicy btw)
4. add vegetables and mix well. Anyway, we find this recipe a bit dry so I added a cup of diced whole peeled tomato. Yummier I say.
By the way, you can get this recipe from YUMMY, Best Rice Recipes.
Yum! Try it. Happy cooking ladies.
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